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Get Free Food, Bike Helmets and $1 Backpacks This Saturday at La Casa Hogar’s Community Fiesta

This Saturday (Aug. 8) you can enjoy a fun -- and free! -- fiesta in front of The Seasons Performance Hall in downtown Yakima.

It's La Casa Hogar's annual Community Festival, a back-to-school celebration featuring food, live music, games, free bike helmets, free school supplies -- and kids' backpacks for just $1 each with a gently used trade-in! More than 30 vendors, businesses and agencies will be represented at the carnival-style party, which is cosponsored by the Downtown Yakima Association

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Miss USA 2006 To Speak At Merrill Scott Symposium

Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner is the featured guest at this year's Merrill Scott Symposium Alcohol and Drug Awareness Banquet set for August 27 at the Yakima Convention Center. Conner was crowned in April of 2006 and tested positive for cocaine that December

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Tight Water Year Forces Water Shut Off For Kittitas County

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. (AP) — The single-largest irrigation system in Kittitas County is set to close down its water deliveries due to the continuing drought and record high heat, affecting more than 2,600 customers

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Town Of Roosevelt Evacuated Because Of Big Fire

ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) — Klickitat County authorities have evacuated the entire town of Roosevelt, Washington, because of a fast moving grass fire.

Several structures, including barns, have been burned by the fire that started around 1 p

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Yakima City Council Primary Results

A historic decision begins with the Primary Election today. Historic because for the first time in the history of the city of Yakima, voters will cast ballots in six different court-ordered districts.

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Fire Near Lake Chelan Grows Spreads Smoke

LUCERNE, Wash. (AP) — The Wolverine Fire along Lake Chelan grew overnight, and continues to spew smoke across parts of Eastern Washington.

Fire spokesman Bill Queen says the blaze grew by about 1,200 acres on Monday, and is being fought by 257 firefighters

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HarbourCats Pounce on Pippins with 11-5 Win

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Pippins saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Monday night in Victoria, falling to the Victoria HarbourCats by a score of 11-5.

After falling behind 3-1 early on, Yakima Valley (26-23) put up three unanswered runs between the 4th and the 5th innings to take a 4-3 lead

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More Cases Of West Nile Virus In Benton And Franklin Counties

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Seven people in Benton and Franklin counties have been confirmed to have West Nile virus.
The Tri-City cases account for all but one of the confirmed infections in the state so far this year

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Firefighters Battle Wolverine Fire Near Lake Chelan

LUCERNE, Wash. (AP) — A lightning-caused fire in Central Washington has burned 25 square miles near Lake Chelan, and officials are concerned more thunderstorms could be on the way.

The Wolverine Fire started June 29 in remote timber and grass on the west side of the popular lake

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Water Supply Forecast Is Out Small Increase For Growers

The Bureau of Reclamation’s August 2015 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates a full water supply for senior water rights during this irrigation season, but an estimated 47 percent supply for junior water rights

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